Spring Dew (springdew) wrote,
Spring Dew

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Yes, Virginia, the War of 1812 did indeed occur in Michigan. Among other places. Don't give me your gape-mouthed incredulity.

Yes, Monroe is on the east coast of the mitten. Not the west coast.

Yes, people ate muskrats. Yes, even though turkeys and deer did and do exist in those parts.

Yes, people still eat muskrats.

Yes, Catholics eat muskrats on Fridays during Lent. It's a dispensation special permission.

It's not that it comes down to schooling native Michiganers (Michiganians?) Michiganders on these topics. I don't know everything there is to know about Mississippi, and I'm sure there are tons of out-of-staters who do know more than I. It's the stark disbelief and the scoffing that makes me wonder WTF.

It also amuses me no end that people will eat bottom feeding bugs and blobs that look like they fell out of an ox's nose, both of which come from the very bottom of the ocean, but recoil in horror at marine mammals that have the same diet (and flavor, so I hear) as duck. We're talking people who love chicken gizzards and chitlins. Bitch, please!

Oh, and while we are talking about eating animals, I've been meaning to post this:

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